Cookies are small files, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. When you return to these websites, or visit other websites that use the same cookies, the websites recognize these cookies and your browsing device. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.
Cookies set by the website operator are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called "third party cookies". The parties that set third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the Coinbase website and when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps.
Coinpass treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, Coinpass also treat these identifiers as personal information. If Coinpass combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
When you access Coinpass Services, Coinpass or third-party companies Coinpass work with may place cookies on your computer or other device. These technologies help Coinpassbetter understand user behaviour and inform Coinpass about which parts of Coinpass’s websites people have visited. Coinpass use first party and third-party cookies to recognize you as a Coinpass customer, customize Services, content, and to measure promotional effectiveness, and to collect information about your computer or other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud, and promote trust and safety.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing).
In addition to cookies, Coinpass may use other similar technologies, like web beacons to track users of Coinpass Services. Web beacons, or "clear gifs," are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. They are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Coinpass and our thirdparty service provider employ web beacons for the reasons stated above (under "Cookies"), but primarily to help us better manage content on Coinpass’s Services by informing us which content is effective. Coinpass may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as "Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to collect and store information about your use of Coinpass services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.